There is a depth to us that we avoid
Perhaps it is because we like to skate on the surface and jump over pain.
There is a magic to us that we hush
Because then we’re responsible for the power that comes with it.
There is a well, a deep, deep well, that calls our name
And we act like we don’t hear it.
For we are busy doing the controllable and doubting ourselves
And we don’t like the noise of solitude.
But the well knows that there are times we have to descend
And face the fear that has grown.
We have to go deep, past our frantic pace and responsibilities
And we have to go alone.
The well knows that there is an important message for us there
Deep within its walls.
We have a light, within us, that we daily dim
While tending to our tasks and routines.
But then life hands us something too big for the surface
And we realize we need the light.
So we go to the well, and are lowered into it not by force
But by a dire need to find comfort.
As we descend, our fear begins to dissipate
And the silence we dreaded sounds like peace.
Our courage takes us farther than we thought we could go
And we find, at the bottom, sustenance and strength.
For the well knows that everything we feared was imagined
And the what we need is a drink of water.
A simple message that says the miraculous is within us
If only we could get quiet and sip.
The most amazing, powerful parts of ourselves are found
At the bottom of the well, the well that called our name.
Not to end us, but to remind us, that our soul is strong
And even in the dark there is love with its arms wrapped around us.
And we hear the well whisper, “You are magic. You are light. You are darkness.”
The well’s message feels true, it feels like home.
And we are glad to be out of the depth, but thankful for the reminder
That sometimes our busy-ness and noise are deflections.
For there is no enemy here,
Just light, and dark, and love, and fear,
All working together to help us hear the magical message
That the greatest of these is love.